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What makes these games so special is that they leave so much to the player's imagination. The scenes, characters, locations, and objects are can be visualized as you wish, not how a graphic artist renders them for you. The wit, cleverness, and storytelling have never been equalled. Lost Treasures is a bargain at $69.95. Where else can you get twenty games of this calibre for so little? The only thing I miss is the original packaging; Infocom was known for all the trinkets, doodads, and paraphernalia they included in the box. Kevin Cheung (remastering engineer), Kelly Zmak (manual & hint book), and Pat Zmak (manual & hint book) have done an outstanding job in recreating the flavor of it while making the whole package compact enough to be easily manageable.
If it's your aim to possess some of the best text-based adventures ever released, you could do no better than to lay your hands on this collection. If you sneer at the idea and only have eyes for graphical extravaganzas, then you obviously haven't played the likes of these before. Get hold of this collection - you'd be madder than a mad dog in the midday sun not so.
This collection contains some slices of game playing history, but it is more than just a curio. Many of the games are still very engrossing after all these years, and prove that good gameplay still wins over flashy effects. If you have any tolerance for text adventures at all, then these are the best you'll find anywhere.
Für alle, die sich für Lost Treasures of Infocom begeistern können, hätte ich da noch ein Angebot in eigener Sache: Habe noch ein paar Spielchen für einen ZX81 rumliegen, so etwa in der Größe von 1KB/Spiel. Die Aufmachung: zwei schwarze Prügel schießen einen Ball vor strahlendweißem Hintergrund hin und her - nennt sich glaube ich Tennis......